Stair railing is one of those things that is easy to forget about, but so important in pulling the look of the house together! It really can change the look and feel of an entire space, so you want to make sure you’ve put a lot of thought into the style that you choose. There are so many different styles and materials out there. You really want your stair rails to look like they belong in your home. With thousands of different styles and combinations out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Here is some inspiration and tips to make your stair railing process a little bit easier and definitely more fun!
This stair railing in our Bothell house is gorgeous and goes so well with open feel of the house. Something that’s great about mixing wrought iron and wood is that it creates an open feel, without being too cold. The wood really brings the homey feel, while wrought iron allows for the space to flow easily and not feel so much like a containing device. It also adds a unique style to the space.
We love this railing in our Washington Park project. The house has a very colonial feel from the exterior, to the beautiful wainscoting throughout. Choosing an all-white, styled staircase really pulled the look together and created a really elegant entry way, so that you immediately get a feel for the house. This all white look is very sophisticated, and we love how it looks with those gorgeous floors. Don’t be afraid to let your stairs make a statement!
In the stair railing of our Redmond house, we mixed wrought iron and wood again to give it a sophisticated and open feel. In this home, the wainscoting does give it a little but of a more formal feel, but with those dark floors and the steel, we get a really gorgeous classic and modern feel. Again, with the openness like the Bothell house, the wrought iron rails really allow the space to not feel quite as contained.
Our gorgeous Everett house has a breathtaking statement entrance with this amazing staircase leading to the second floor. The curve of the stairs adds that luxury feel, while the oak and wrought iron railing brings a touch of modern. We love these gorgeous highs ceilings and how open this home is, but sometimes with the amount of empty wall space that comes with these beautiful ceilings, it’s nice to add design where we can. Having the basket weave railing style with accents on the posts brings a fun element of sophistication and design.
In our Mercer Island new construction, we used white oak with painted wood spindles. It’s a fun way to add a pop to the staircase. We love mixing colors in our stair railing because it does tie a whole space together. In this case, the white really pulls from the crown molding throughout the house, while the oak railing compliments the beige carpet throughout. The posts especially make a statement along the staircase, and add a really fun and strong touch of design.
Don’t be afraid to have a little fun with your railing! Make sure it ties you’re home together and feels right, but add a little touch of you whether its colonial or modern.